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Collapsed Yobe bridge cuts off 11 communities


The collapsed bridge

About 11 communities in Yobe State have been cut off by the collapse of Ngibi bridge.

The collapse of the bridge early this year, has forced many people to trek for over 25 kilometres to get basic needs of life.

A community leader, disclosed this in Damaturu, while lamenting how about 104,000 residents have been cut off from commuting to Gombe, Borno and Adamawa states.

He said since the bridge collapsed along 115-kilometre Bunigari/Gulani road, over a dozen communities could not be reached by road.


“With the collapse of this bridge, farmers and herders in affected communities could not transport their farm produce and livestock to markets and granaries,” he said.
According to him, the communities have also been prevented from accessing hospitals, and health centres in Gujba and Damaturu, the state capital.

The affected communities include Gulani Gari and Tuwo, Borno Kichi, Ruhu, Garin Bauchi, and Yelwa.

“This is a federal road but requires urgent attention of governments at all levels. The affected communities have been patient waiting for government to rebuild it. Since the bridge collapsed, we no longer travel to neighbouring states, including Dadin Kowa and Damaturu, the Yobe State capital”, he said.

He added that vehicles no longer plied the Gujba/Gulani axis, since the bridge collapsed, adding that the situation had affected social and economic activities.

He also appealed to government and elected representatives, to support efforts at rebuilding the bridge.


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